A non-programmer friend forwarded me a CSS file that was causing him some grief. After looking at the css and the target html, I suggested his first problem was forgetting the “Cascading” in “Cascading Style Sheets.” I suggested telling his coder to start with a style reset from either Tripoli or Yahoo, and then clean up the invalid HTML.
A few hours later came the question “how do I do that in SiteGrinder.” Whowaswhatzit? “Yeah, well, I dropped my web guy. We create all our web pages in PhotoShop.”
*SiteGrinder 2 turns Adobe Photoshop into an easy-to-use and powerful website design and production tool. It’s true! In fact, a SiteGrinder 2-equipped designer with no HTML expertise needs only their Photoshop skills to go from design concept to full deployment of a professional, standards-compliant website in just minutes with no programming whatsoever … and they do it all from within Photoshop. SiteGrinder 2 takes care of everything, even ensuring cross-platform browser compatibility. Best of all, pages created with SiteGrinder 2 retain the exact look and layout of the parent Photoshop file from which they were created.
Well, at least there aren’t any multi-nested tables with rowspans and colspans and overstretched clear gifs. But its not quite baked yet. And as customers and users expect more dynamic interaction, intuitive responses, and solid SEO – the farther tools like SiteGrinder will fall behind.
One-man bands can impress, and even entertain on occasion. But they rarely make wonderful music. SiteGrinder is an impressive novelty act. Don’t bet your biz on it.
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